Which clay brand is best?

As any crafter knows, the quality of materials you use is key to developing your creativity. In the world of polymer clay, there are a few well known brands as well as some lesser known ones. As a customer, you want to be assured that the materials I use to create my own collection or […]

5 wearable spring colours

There are actually 16 possible colours to wear this Spring/Summer – 4 of those are neutrals and the rest are bright and vivacious. The colour of the year is Living Coral which I wrote a bit about in a previous newsletter. If you don’t like this colour or it just doesn’t feel right for you, […]

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Welcome to new website!!

After a few years of doing my website myself, I felt it was time for a change. I wanted a fresher and current look. I needed help. So I asked. Ask and you shall receive! I’ve learned a new way with the help of my web designer. Received lots of input and patient replies. I […]

A quick how to guide

How to condition clay Whenever you start a new craft, there are basics to learn.  It’s no different for working with polymer clay.  The clay used comes in varying pack sizes and brands. The clay is very firm; in fact, so firm that you cannot use it straight from the pack. It must be conditioned, […]

Happy New Year and Coral!

As it’s the start of a new year, it’s only appropriate to talk about the colour Pantone has chosen for 2019 – Living Coral Wow! It’s vibrant and soft at the same time. The name itself reminds me of beautiful coral in the sea. Have you been underwater? I think this is on my list […]

You won’t want to stop for lunch

Have you ever been to a workshop/seminar where you couldn’t wait for the lunch break? Maybe it was because you weren’t engaged with the topic or the speaker wasn’t very inspiring or you were just hungry!  At my recent polymer clay workshop, the reaction of the learners –  I use this term because that is […]

More necklines

What about other necklines? Last month, I described the best shape/style of necklace that complements a few necklines.  There are a few others that you will probably have in your wardrobe. The turtle neck is popular during the Autumn/Winter season  and wearing a long necklace gives balance to the look. <BLOG_BREAK> You can wear chunky […]

The right necklace

Have you been in the situation where you have your outfit ready to go out and then you think –‘ what jewellery should I wear?’ You search high and low and try on short necklaces, long ones, beaded, silver and nothing works. What do you do?  Well,  if you’re like me I used to give […]

Chakra and macrame bracelets

Recently, I’ve been collaborating with a yoga teacher who introduced the concept of Chakra.  I heard about Chakra in the past, but hadn’t really explored in any depth.  My initial research showed that there are seven colours of the Chakra following the order of the rainbow.   The Chakra colours are:   Red:  The root […]

What is the colour for 2018?

Colour of the Year Since I discovered Pantone, I use them as a starting point for developing a collection.  Pantone is the organisation that sets the colours for the year and hugely influences fashion, design, home décor and anything to do with design.  For 2018, they have chosen Ultra-Violet. But why have they chosen this […]


The workshop far exceeded my expectations – it was an amazingly creative and therapeutic experience

- Suzan SM

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